By Amanda Coplin
HarperCollins, October 2013
In her stunningly original and haunting debut novel, Amanda Coplin evokes a powerful sense of place, mixing tenderness and violence as she spins an engrossing tale of a solitary orchardist who provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the untamed American West, and the dramatic consequences of his actions.
A National Book Foundation Five Under Thirty-Five Honoree, An Indie Next Pick, A Barnes & Noble Discover Award Winner, and A Best Book of the Year according to The Washington Post, Seattle Times, The Oregonian, National Public Radio, Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and The Daily Beast.
“Many contemporary novelists have revisited the question of what constitutes a family, but few have responded in a voice as resolute and fiercely poetic.”
— New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Amanda Coplin was born in Wenatchee, Washington. She received her BA from the University of Oregon and MFA from the University of Minnesota. A recipient of residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the Omi International Arts Center at Ledig House in Ghent, New York, she lives in Portland, Oregon.